Among the spcial events scheduled at the United Nations Building, Rajadamnern Nok Avenue:
Opening ceremony of the Holocaust exhibition, “The Courage to Remember” of the Museum of Tolerance, Los Angeles
This traveling exhibition of the educational branch of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, ties together the past to the present, teaching the dangerous and destructive impacts of ignorance, hate and intolerance on individuals, communities and nations. The exhibition will be on display at the lobby of the Conference Hall, UNCC until Friday February 8, 2013.
The story of a courageous diplomat of humanity, Mr. Chiune Sugihara (Japan) - a short film and a special guest speaker, Mr. Chihiro Sugihara, the grand son of . Mr. Chiune Sugihara.
Mr. Chiune Sugihara was the Japanese Vice-Consul in Kaunas, Lithuania from 1939 to 1940. He risked his career, future and family’s lives to save the lives of more than 6,000 Jews by issuing transit visas for refugees so that they could leave the county. He was still hand writing visas and stamping passports even at the railway station, as he was leaving Lithuania. His selfless act resulted in the second largest number of Jews rescued from the Nazis. In 1984 Mr. Chiune Sugihara was granted Israel`s highest honor. He was awarded the title of Righteous Among the Nations by Israel`s Holocaust Memorial Authority, Yad V’Shem. One of only two Asians. As of today it is estimated that more than 80.000 descendants owe their existence to Sugihara.